Annapurna Massif/ Annapurna Range is one toughest and most dangerous range for climbing not only in the entire Himalayan but on the whole earth.
If you search in any data and on the internet, you find Mt. Annapurna 1 as the world's toughest or dangerous peak for climbing.
Annapurna massif is in north-central Nepal in the Himalayas. This 55 km long massif is bounded by River Marsyangdi on north and east, by River and Gorge Kali Gandaki in West, and by Pokhara Valley in the south. Annapurna Sanctuary- high basin enclosed the Annapurna Massif at the western end. On the western side of Annapurna massif, Dhaulagiri Massif is neighbored. These two massifs are separated by Kaligandaki Gorge and the river.
In All Hindi, Nepali, and Sanskrit, Annapurna makes the same meaning. The two Sanskrit words make up the Annapurna word. ‘Anna’ and ‘Purna” means food and filling respectively. Since Annapurna means feeding everyone. Annapurna Mountain and Massif is also recognized as holy peak and known as Goddess Annapurna who feeds everyone and spear loves and kinds. Thus Annapurna Massif is the source of several river channels and also a major part of the Himalayan Ecosystem, it fair to say as the mountain for agriculture and farming.
Annapurna Massif in the almighty Himalayas includes Annapurna 1 (Main) -8091m (26545 ft.) tall gigantic peak, 13 peaks over 7,000m- 8,000m height and 16 peaks over 6,000m- 7,000m height, in total 30 peaks over 6,000m, and other small and big peaks.
Annapurna I (Main) 8,091 m, Annapurna II 7,937 m, Annapurna III 7,555 m, Annapurna IV 7,525 m, Gangapurna 7,455 m, Annapurna South 7,219 m and Machhapuchhre 6,993m are some worldly known and popular peaks of Annapurna Massif.
It was the year 1950 when Maurice Herzog and French Expedition team successfully climbed up the Annapurna I.However south climbing of the Annapurna I was done in the year 1970 by Don Whillans and Dougal Haston- British expedition team.
What is the fatality rate of Annapurna Climbing?
Annapurna1 has the greatest fatality rate. In 2014, 39 people were killed as a result of avalanche and heavy snowstorms. As of March 2012, 52 people haven dead during ascents, 191 successful ascents and 9 death upon descent. Hence, 34% of people were dead on the attempt of the Annapurna expedition.
Why Annapurna 1 is the most dangerous peak to climb in the world?
Annapurna 1 is rated as the world’s toughest and dangerous peaks for the expedition. With a fatality rate above 34%, Annapurna climbing is not for everyone. One of the major reasons for the toughness of the expedition of Annapurna 1 is the avalanche- prone. Annapurna region is considered to be one of the most sensitive Avalanche- prone areas. Its unpredictable weather makes Annapurna 1 expedition more dangerous. It is more than 55km long massif means, there is no large volume of peoples and locals. Finding other climbers almost impossible. Slightly missing the route means confirm dead. The way is also much toughest. Its unusual and toughest structures create more danger. So such any time avalanche and snowstorms, large and gigantic longitude, almost a whole year snowfalls and tough path make Annapurna Expedition world's most dangerous peaks to climbing.
If Annapurna Massif is world dangerous peaks, is there any way to admiring this massif more closely?
Admiring this dangerous gigantic massif and exploring its nature is one of the best things to do. Exploring Annapurna is the dream of every trekker and peak climbers. Think, how much wondering is admiring this region? Get losing in this region is the almost best way to spend your holidays with quality time and lifelong memory.
Around Annapurna Sanctuary and Annapurna Conservation area offers a great tripping and vacation destination. Amazing landscapes, lush alpine and subtropical forest, amazing typical villages sharing unique cultures and traditions, diverse natural phenomena and varieties as flora and fauna, amazing and extreme rivers and streams , lakes and ponds, caves, amazing and mesmerizing views of high snowcapped gigantic mighty peaks, and more all make vacations and holidays in Annapurna region something special.
Annapurna region is one versatile land offering varieties of things to do. And trekking is one of them. Annapurna always presents an amazing experience for every visitor.
Annapurna trekking is recognized as naturalist’s paradise and one of the most classical route. It is the best way to lose in the natural blessing and even in cultural blessing too. Trekking in Annapurna is the best way to get lost in diverse nature.
While in Annapurna, you not only admire the wonderful and pristine land but if you are adopted with this land, you will be amazed by its veil beauties. There are some popular trekking routes and trails to follow and admire the disperse land at the foothills of Annapurna massif.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Annapurna base camp trek is one of the most classical and popular trekking in the Himalayas. ABC trek is the best way to admire and adopt to Annapurna’s beauties. This classical trekking allows every visitor with some special treasures of Annapurna massif and its wanders. Passing through typical settlements, several rivers and streams, lakes and landscapes, deep Himalayan valley and walking in the rugged trail takes you to the base of Annapurna range to admire the Annapurna and its peaks in close.
Annapurna Circuit Trek
Annapurna circuit trek is another most popular trekking trail in the Annapurna trekking region. This is the best way to admire and get adopted in the Annapurna region with views of the Annapurna region with every angle. Annapurna circuit trekking is also recognized as Annapurna round trekking where one can trek all around the Annapurna peaks. As Annapurna base camp trek, Annapurna round trek also provides an amazing glimpse of the almighty Himalayas and the beautiful environment of the Annapurna region. Passing typical Gurung villages, crossing over the rivers and streams, hard ascent and descent, rough and rugged trails, high altitudes and reaching and soaring above the cloud, etc. are some amazing highlights of Annapurna Circuit trek.
There is also some other amazing trekking route in the Annapurna region as follows:
There are some other several short trek and hikes to admire the views of Annapurna Massif. They are as follow:
Ultra-Light Flight in Pokhara
Pokhara ultralight flight is also the best way to admiring the beauties of Annapurna massif. Flying above the cloud and looking towards the Annapurna massif is one amazing way to lose in the pristine beauties of Himalayas.
More to Annapurna Massif, it is the range where not everyone can able to expedite. The challenges of the Annapurna expedition make is world dangerous peak for climbing. However, there are several ways to admiring this gigantic and giant massif. What gone if you can’t expedite the peak if there are several ways of admiring and adopting the beauties of the Annapurna range. Some trekking and hiking packages are there for Annapurna exploration. One can also do it with luxury and 5-star accommodation. Annapurna Mountain flight is also the best way to getting the amazing views of the Annapurna range and Himalayas. Annapurna exploration allows everyone to experience the Himalayan environment and wildlife, daily lifestyle of villagers, far deep remoteness of the Himalayas, diverse nature and ecosystem, and more.